On the competition trail with Smokey D’s
Praise the Lard! Yes, that's the name of the BBQ Contest that Darren Warth of Smokey D's BBQ won last week. Hear about Darren's other contests this year, and what he has coming up this week. FULL STORY »
Sustainable agriculture: What’s it mean to you?
Sustainable [suh-stey-nuh-buh l] – we’ve all heard it. The buzzword has been making its rounds through the agriculture industry for quite some time now, taking on new meanings and interpretations by the day. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Epic fail...or is it?
After chuckling (or worse) at a truly awful video appeal from anti-meat activist Paul McCartney, it’s important to recognize the significance of the message he’s peddling to his supporters. FULL STORY »
Farrow-to-finish margins near $50 per head
Farrow-to-finish margins increased last week to $47.75 per head compared to $33.49 per head the previous week, according to the latest Sterling Profit Tracker data. Last month, margins were $61.74 per head, and last year they were less than $13 per head. FULL STORY »
Vance Agribusiness names 2014 40 Under 40 honorees
Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group today reveals the honorees for its second annual 40 Under 40 Award program, which recognizes people making a significant contribution to America’s food system. FULL STORY »
Commentary: The ultimate squelch on GMO labeling
Early polling in a couple of states suggests that ballot measures might be viewed more favorably by voters this fall. But the opposition approach ought to take a different approach. FULL STORY »
Berman: The Swiss should be more guarded
You are already aware that Switzerland-based Nestlé recently announced that it is going to make a number of requests of its meat suppliers, including a phase-out of individual maternity pens. There’s no timeline for any of the actions, just a promise to get around to it at some point. FULL STORY »